Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter and Chocolate

Here's a freebie image from Dorothy's Creations (thank you!) I just love this little guy and I think my card turned out really cute. I'm entering it in 2 challenges:
Crazy4You for the sketch challenge and Cupcake Craft for spring/easter and lots of chocolate! yummy, LOL...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Swinging on a Swing

This cute little chickie is so cute swinging on her swing. I would love to give credit to where the image came from but I cannot find where I found her! So if you are the owner please leave me a comment and I will post your link, thank you. Anyhoo I'm entering it in The Pink Elephant for the pastel challenge.

Tulip Heart Milly

This is Tulip Heart Milly and she was a freebie from Pink Gem - Janet blogspot and I'm entering her at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for their Easter/pastel color challenge.

Fairy Blowing Kisses

This lovely fairy is a freebie from Cute Daisy May (thanks!). I'm entering it at The Play Date Cafe for the color combo challenge.

the Secret Crafter

Here's another Celebrate card but with different colors. Again the stamp and ink are from Stampin Up and the flowers from Got Flowers. This is being entered into the Secret Crafter to use pink and green and flowers.

Celebrate with Flowers

Isn't this a pretty card? I love how it turned out and it was so easy to make. The stamp is from Stampin Up as is the ink, the flowers are Got Glowers and the gems are from our local dollar store. I'm entering this into 2 challenges; Stamp with Us for the color challenge and Stamptacular Sunday for the flower power

Monday, March 29, 2010

Stamp TV Challenge

I made this card to enter into 2 challenges at Stamp TV for the sketch challenge and for the Inspiration challenge (Stamp TV) The black polka dots represent the little hat boxes on the floor...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

spring has arrived

I love how this card turned out, the colors just came together. The tree is a $1.50 stamp from recolections that I bought at Michaels. I was going to enter it at My Grafico for the sketch but just read that you have to use their image only :(( I'm entering it at Colour Create to use pastels and spring and at Charisma Cardz for spring has sprung!

a pretty butterfly

this beautiful butterfly is from Birds Blog and was a freebie, thanks bird! It's going into 3 challenges: Simon Says for spring and some glimmer, Our Creative Corner for the sketch and Paper Makerup to be inspired by the sun.

Wanda says

This is Wanda from Stampin Up, she's a real hoot! I'm entering this card at ICSketch for their sketch challenge. I'm afraid the sketch is not quite needs a few little buttons or something.....

pretty tulips

this pretty digi image was free from Fred She Said, thanks! They have wonderful digi stamps to buy as well as some free ones. I'm entering it at Papertake Weekly for the sketch challenge.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

out for a walk with Gramma

grandson's Alex 10 and Thomas 7 1/2 opening their Easter explosion boxes
this is a split tree that is just up from our corner store
the boys in front of Anmore creek
taking a little break in our walk
hanging out in the trees
the boys love all the trees

across from where we live is the Anmore camp ground
stopped in at our corner store for a 'cold one' before coming home, time to feed the birds then have a snack!

Easter Explosion Boxes

Over at Stamp TV they have a challenge to make anthing but a card.....this week we were to make an explosion box and as I have 7 little grandchildren I needed to make 1 for each of them, LOL! I'm entering these cute little boxes into 2 challenges: Paperplay and Easy Craft Project for their Easter challenges.
here are all 7 little boxes for my grandbabies, lol! I have 2 grandson's coming for a movie and sleepover today. The sun is shining so we're going to go for a walk today too. Will post pictures later.

An Easter Bunny

This great digi stamp was a freebie from Lauretta's Digital Stamps. Every Monday she gives a free digi image away (thanks Lauretta!) and if you buy 3 of her stamps you get the 4th one free too....what a great deal. This digi is no longer free but you can purchase it. I'm entering this into 2 challenges: 2Sketches4You for their sketch and Dareu2Digi for their Easter challenge.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Egg Card

I found this great egg at a blog called Moms Break I was looking for some type of an egg template to make Easter cards for my grandchildren and came across this on. I'm entering this card at OCC for their sketch challenge.
I stamped Happy Easter on the inside of the egg

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

3 birdies

love these birdies! The image is from D2D I'm entering it at My Grafico for their theme of having 3 of of something on your card. Mine is using the 3 birdie image

playing dress up

Isn't he cute! This little bear is playing dress up, LOL! He's a lovely freebie from Hobby Paleis. I'm entering this card at The Pink Elephant for their sketch challenge.

Sketch Saturday

I'm not sure about the coral color of this card but I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and use something I wouldn't normally use. What do you think? I'm entering this at Sketch Saturday.

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

I'm entering this Easter card at Mojo Monday for their sketch challenge.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

All Cracked Up

I love this image! It's a freebie from Prairie Fairy, thanks so much! It's being entered at Stampin for the Weekend for their Easter challenge.

Bugaboo Chick

I adore this digi stamp! It's from Bugaboo Stamps. I'm entering it at Stamp Something for their distress something challenge, at The Sweet Stop for their sketch and at Digital Tuesday for their happy spring theme challenge.

Happy Spring

these little birdies are a free digi from D2D, the rule is to use the digi for their current challenge then it's free and if you do that you can enter their next one and get another free digi to use. Unfortunately I wasn't able to enter that particular challenge, but I'm hoping to get caught up and start again. Anyhoo, I'm entering this at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge for their Spring has Sprung challenge and at Crafy Cardmakers for their Spring into Spring Challenge, LOL!

Time to hide Easter eggs

This little guy is off to hide easter eggs, he's a free digi from DZ Doodles I'm entering him into Friday Sketchers for their sketch challenge and Our Creative Corner for their Think Easter theme.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Friends of mine will be celebrating 46 years of marriage at the end of March and as I like butterflies I thought I'd make this card for them (long winded, LOL). I'm entering it at Cute Card Thursday for their Happy Anniversary challenge.

2 bunnies

These darling little bunnies are just the sweetest ever! It's another freebie from Paper Popsicle ..thanks so much! I'm entering this at Truly Scrumptious for their sketch challenge and The Play Date Cafe for their color challenge.

Spring Chick

Here is another wonderful freebie from Dorothy's Creations thanks for a great digi! I'm entering this into 2 challenges. The 1st is OCC Weekly Sketch and the 2nd is The Character Cafe for their color challenge.

Bunny Cupcake

This cute image is a freebie from Paper Cupcakes...thanks! I'm entering this at Inspirational Card Sketches and at Papertake Weekly for their lilac and yellow color challenge.

a bunny and a chickie

This adorbale digi is a freebie from Bee Crafty...thanks Bee Crafty! Their challenge was to make a spring card. I'm also entering this at Mojo Monday for their sketch challenge.

Harold the Duck

This darling little guy is a great freebie from Air Factory. Thanks Air Factory! I'm entering him at Stamptacular Sunday for their sketch challenge.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

chickie girl

Here's a cheekie little chick! She's a wonderful freebie from Lost in Scraps.....thankyou!This card is for 3 challenges. The 1st is The Charater Cafe for their sketch, the 2nd is Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge for their Anything Goes! and the last is A Spoon Full of Sugar for their Easter Challenge.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

my pink bunny

Isn't he adorable! He's a free digi from Simple Doodles and I just adore him! I'm entering this card into 3 challenges. The 1st is at Colour Create for their color challenge of mint, cream and brown, the 2nd is dare u 2 digi for their no pattern paper challenge and the 3rd is Friday Sketchers for their sketch challenge.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

handmade flowers

Crafty Creations had a great make your own flower challenge. I haven't done that in years! Here's my card, the flowers are from my cricut, Walk in my Garden, the mola frame is from Circle Crafters (sorry I can't find the link for the frame, I've had it for years) and the little black cat is a clipart image. So I'm entering this at Crafty Creations as well as Flutter by Wednesday.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I am such a lucky lady

Hi everyone!
Well I’m certainly a very lucky lady! I’ve received not 1 but 2 sunshine blog awards. How wonderful is that, LOL! My lovely friend Meda from Romania sent one to me, thanks so very much Meda! Meda’s invitations are absolutely stunning, you really must visit her and have a peek at them.
The other one was from my friend Donna. I was lucky enough to meet Donna and her DH last year when they came to Vancouver, B.C. I met a wonderful lady who is now a very dear (and missed everyday) friend, who is also very talented. I love visiting her blog every day to see what she has made and wow can she make some pretty cards!

Here are the rules for this lovely sunshine award:
-pass it along to 6 bloggers
-put a link to your nominees within your post
-let your nominee know that you are passing this award on to them by leaving a comment on their blog
-link to the blog of the person who nominated you for this award

I know you are all really busy with your lives, so if you can't pass this along that's ok with me. I just wanted to acknowledge all of you because of what you bring into my life.
Here are my nominees:
Flora – was really the beginning for me. Before I found her website I just did scrapbooking. She has a great web site and offered to display the cards I made. Flora told me about a Yahoo group that she owns and I of course joined it. Since then I have met so many wonderful and talented ladies. I wouldn’t be where I am today without knowing Flora, thanks so much Flora!

Angie - because she is a true ray of sunshine in my life. Angie is also one very talented lady, who not only makes beautiful cards but can knit just about anything!

Bev – another lovely lady that I had the wonderful opportunity to meet as well. Bev and her DH came to Vancouver, BC last year and we had spent an afternoon together making cards and chatting about our families while her DH went for a walk in Buntzen Lake. Bev is a very busy lady, she is a Stampin Up demonstrator. Bev doesn’t get the chance to post to often but she makes wonderful cards too!

Karen – wow, can she make cards! Amazing is what I think when I think of Karen.

Jak – this is a blog I’ve just started to follow. Jak’s creations are fantastic!

Alison – a lovely and hard working lady. She has a great blog and she has another site where you can find free digi images from other artists.

Madison comes for a visit at Gramma's and Papa's

hi everyone,
Well the last few days just flew by! We had Madison from Monday to Wed afternoon. Now that she’s not here it’s really quite, LOL! She’s almost 17 months and just growing so tall, she eats really well and says her please and thank you’s, it’s just so sweet. Our next door neighbour has a bird feeder and lots of birds, so we did alot of looking out the kitchen window bird watching. She just loves birds! My goodness, she just squeals with delight, it’s wonderful to watch her. I took more video of Madison this time, so have fewer pictures to post, but did take some photos.
Thanks to all who wished us joy while having our visit with our lovely granddaughter.
Hugs, Valerie
Madison loves to color
she likes pink
and purple too
Madison loves her bath
she really liked rocking in Papa's big old arm chair!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

taking a few days off

Hi everyone!
Just to let you know I'll be missing for the next couple of days. We have our sweet little granddaughter staying with us for a few days. She's just 16 months old so I won't be able to make any new cards for awhile. She's a busy little lady, LOL! Will post some photos of her soon.
I'll look forward to joining in challenges again closer to the end of this week.
Hope everyone has a great week, thanks!
hugs, Valerie

Yellow Easter Bunny Card

This darling little bunny is from Marjie Malarkies. I'm entering him in The play Date Cafe for their color combo and at Kaboodle Doodles for their fancy folds challenge.

A pretty flower card

here's a card I made, not sure what it's for yet though I am entering it at Unscripted Sketches for their sketch challenge. The flower is from Marjie Malarkies.